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Antti Hietaranta

M.D., Ph.D., Associate professor, abdominal surgeon, endocrinological surgeon

At Helsinki Hospital, Antti Hietaranta focuses on the treatment of patients who need thyroid surgery and on the treatment of gastrointestinal surgery patients.

The novel private hospital brings new dimensions to his work.

‘I like being able to really focus on an individual patient’s problem. A genuine patient–doctor relationship develops in a private hospital, where one doctor is practically responsible for the entire treatment process of a patient,’ Antti Hietaranta explains. 

‘For the patient, the treatment schedule and specialized experience are very important. We can provide efficient treatment at a short notice, and all of the doctors are experts in their respective fields.’

As is the case with many surgeons, Antti Hietaranta is not the only doctor in the family. His father is also a doctor. 

‘As a schoolboy, I already knew that I wanted to become a doctor. In the surgery course at the university, everything fell into place.’

‘When I was a young B.M. working in summer jobs, I already felt that a career in surgery would suit my personality. I’ve always liked the way surgeons approach and do things: they are logical, straightforward and swift,’ Antti Hietaranta says.

Job satisfaction comes from the effectiveness of the work.

‘Patients come for treatment, they are operated on and they get well. The work is very effective; the effects are rapid and can usually be seen immediately in the patient,’ Antti Hietaranta explains.

‘And I really enjoy operating on patients; I like to work with my hands.’

Antti Hietaranta

  • Title: General surgeon and gastrointestinal surgeon, docent
  • Specializes in: Gastrointestinal and general surgery; endoscopic surgery, endoscopy. Endocrine surgery: Thyroid and hyperthyroid surgery
  • Main job experience: General surgeon from 1998. Gastrointestinal surgeon from 2002. HUCH 1996–1998, 2000–2004, South Karelia Central Hospital 2004.
  • Memberships: Finnish Medical Association, Finnish Surgical Society



Helsinki Hospital is located on Bulevardi, and it is easy to reach by public transport. From the centre of Helsinki, trams 6 and 3 stop on Bulevardi. Get off on Bulevardi, at the Fredrikinkatu stop, which is right in front of the hospital. Buses 14 and 18 arrive at the nearby Albertinkatu. Get off at the Iso Roobertinkatu stop. If you are arriving by taxi, the main entrance is located on Bulevardi.


If you are arriving by car, you can park on Bulevardi, Fredrikinkatu, Annankatu or in the vicinity. Parking is subject to a fee. The closest parking area is Autopark Bulevardi. The address for GPS navigators is: Bulevardi 23–27, Helsinki There are also paid car parks in the vicinity, for example Q-Park Iso Erottaja, Yrjönkatu 8. 


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